‘The Crow’ Trailer: Bill Skarsgård & FKA Twigs Star In Supernatural Reboot

Like a supernatural John Wick, Skarsgård’s Eric Draven straddles the realms of the living and the dead to avenge his beloved.

(Larry Horricks for Lionsgate)

Bill Skarsgård is wielding the the godly powers he’s been granted for ruthless vengeance in the trailer forThe Crow.

Directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) and based on a screenplay by Zach Baylin (King RichardCreed III), the upcoming supernatural epic is a remake of the cult-classic 1994 film of the same name, itself based on the beloved 1989 graphic novel by James O’Barr. See the synopsis via Lionsgate below:

Soulmates Eric Draven (Skarsgård) and Shelly Webster (FKA Twigs) are brutally murdered when the demons of her dark past catch up with them. Given the chance to save his true love by sacrificing himself, Eric sets out to seek merciless revenge on their killers, traversing the worlds of the living and the dead to put the wrong things right.

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(Larry Horricks for Lionsgate)

The trailer’s soundtrack, Post Malone’s 2019 single “Take What You Want” featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott, is a fitting choice, given that Sanders intends to stay true to the 30-year-old source material while refreshing the story for audiences in 2024.

“The original graphic novel is deeply meaningful for so many, and the character, his journey and his need for revenge has inspired a canon of films for the last three decades,” Sanders said in a statement. “Our version goes back to that graphic novel by James O’Barr, who I had the honor of meeting shortly before production, and explores the love story as the primary drive for our film.”

“Our interpretation of James’ work also reflects this young generation, whose tastes and references have changed so dramatically from the original film,” Sanders continued. “Hopefully it speaks to them in their language, with their style and music and hopefully will get them to discover Alex Proyas’ film and James O’Barr’s graphic novel, bringing a new audience to the source material.”

(Larry Horricks for Lionsgate)

Skarsgård most recent major role was that of the main antagonist in John Wick: Chapter 4, but he’s perhaps best known for his parts in revered horror flicks, including the adaptations of Stephen King’s It and 2022’s Barbarian. Those experiences make him an apt leading man for The Crow, which seems to blend the John Wick franchise’s revenge themes with the supernatural.

“I was a huge fan of the original film growing up as a kid and was so honored to take on the role of Eric Draven,” Skarsgård said. But really what drew me to it was what Rupert Sanders wanted to do with it. He wanted to completely reimagine the story and the character and tailor it towards a modern audience. It’s a character that I know many revere and have a strong connection to—he is unlike any I’ve ever taken on before. “

“The love Bill and I share on screen is effortless and indicative of the authenticity and ease that I dreamed of bringing to the role of Shelly,” added FKA Twigs. “Eric and Shelly’s unbreakable unity is so profound and beautiful, something I hope we all feel at least once as part of the human experience. I am so excited that the trailer is being unveiled and even more excited to have the world see the film this summer.”

The Crow hits theaters on June 7—watch the official trailer above.

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